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“In THE GIRL WHO IGNORED GHOSTS, K.C. Tansley has crafted a compelling, magic-tinged mystery that spans generations. At once haunting, poignant, and tragically romantic, THE GIRL WHO IGNORED GHOSTS is not to be missed. Ignore at your own peril.” Chris F. Holm, Anthony and Spinetingler Awards nominee and author of the critically acclaimed Collector Trilogy    *Share on: Twitter

“Castles, curses, ghosts, and vivid characters fill this wonderfully spooky story from K.C. Tansley. You won’t want to put it down.” Paige Shelton, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Country Cooking School Mystery Series and YA time-travel novel Clockwork

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“The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts is a fascinating blend of mystery, romance, time travel, and ghosts. The small, seaside town setting and gothic atmosphere instantly pulled me in, and the complex, carefully plotted storyline kept me hooked. K.C. Tansley took time travel to a whole new level, and I loved it from start to finish!” Page Morgan, author of the YA gothic thriller The Beautiful & The Cursed     *Share on: Twitter

“The novel’s murder mystery is intriguing and grows more complex as its supernatural elements are unveiled. Readers will enjoy connecting the dots and guessing at the motivations of the Radcliffes’ wedding guests.” Kirkus Reviews

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“By centering her supernatural world on the concept of belief, adult author Tansley (The Six Train to Wisconsin, writing as Kourtney Heintz) gives her story a complex and unusual framework, and having the formerly possessed Kat become a possessor herself, as she inhabits another woman’s body while in the past, puts a neat spin on conventional ghost story motifs.” Publishers Weekly     *Share on: Twitter

Those who enjoy suspense, ghost stories, and a little hint of romance are sure to devour Tansley’s novel.” Foreword Reviews    *Share on: Twitter

“What we have is a sublime, engaging YA paranormal story that demonstrates the evocative talent of its writer. I truly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more in this series.”5 Star Review from Readers’ Favorite By Lit Amri   *Share on: Twitter

“This well-written young adult debut, with its intriguing mix of mystery, romance, ghosts, and time travel, should appeal to teen fans of light horror as well as those who enjoy a compelling mystery and supernatural encounters against a historical backdrop.”VOYA Magazine      *Share on: Twitter

“This book gets five stars from me because it’s a great read, a quick read, and it keeps the reader wanting more. I can’t wait for the second book to come out.”Goth Girl Reads

 “…a very good little ghost story with some good characters and background. Four Stars.”Melissa Martin’s Reading List

“K.C. Tanlsey has brought all the atmosphere of ghost stories to life in a riveting read that promises to entertain from start to finish. There is a steady flow, lots of mystery and, of course ghosts, the only things missing are the campfire and the marshmallows!”Tome Tender

“She [Tansley] has a unique take on traditional ghost telling and her cleverness is in every chapter! I recommend going ahead and pre-ordering this one! You won’t be sorry!—Rebekkah Jane and Destiny Philipose’s Book Reviews

“It had many plot twists that I never saw coming. I really hope that there will be a second book! 5/5 stars”Jen Surma @BookAddict526 Blog

“Overall this was a fun ghost mystery! I really enjoyed that it was all about the mystery and not surrounded by romance. There’s a small hint of it, especially at the end so I’m excited to see how it’ll go in the next one but I’m glad this one was all about Kat finding herself, even though she didn’t know she needed to be found.”Paranormal Sisters 

“5 Stars…Author KC Tansley has written an engaging story that will immediately hook and draw the reader right into her world of mystery, suspense, intrigue, romance, betrayal, curses, spells and the paranormal along with its many twists and turns that can’t be foreseen in a place where nothing is as it first appears. I know one thing for sure, I have found a new favorite author and cannot wait to read more books by this amazing and brilliant author!!”Eternal Book Reviews by Holly Kirsch-Newhouse

“If you want something that defies pigeon-holing (It’s a YA, ghost, mystery, paranormal romance, time travel adventure) you definitely need to read this book. Afterward, we can bond over our mutual impatience for book two, because I believe that this series will take off, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.”Bibliotica

“The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts is such a promising start to what I predict will be a thrilling series. It was exciting and fast paced throughout, and I’ve been utterly sucked into the mysteries of Kat’s world. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for her and the others.”The Queen of Teen Fiction

“A great rich storyline, that I loved, allows us to travel back in time to experience some of the events firsthand. The author keeps the story moving and moving it rather quickly.”Chick Lit Plus

“Tansley created a great cast of interesting characters. The dialogue and writing in general was compelling and I found myself reading through the entire thing in one sitting. At one point I got a Withering [sic] Heights vibe from the story which was very cool.”—Cherry at the Bookish Blog

“I would highly recommend this book for anybody who love a murder mystery case with a hint of paranormal.”—Emilie at Blossom Book Reviews

“It is a story of full of mystery, ghosts, and surprises. It was really hard to put this book down because I was so excited and curious as to what would happen next. I also really liked Kat’s voice as a character and was easy to escape into her world. The supporting characters added a lot to the story as well and were very believable. The plot was really unique and intriguing. I definitely recommend this story and will be following this series!” —Pitseleh Books Blog

“…a delightful and nostalgia-filled romp through time in more ways than one.”Svetlana’s Reads and Views

“…this is an entertaining beginning to a series with an original concept. I look forward to more!”A Keyboard and an Open Mind blog

“I was glad that the book did not have the usual teenage angst or a lot of romance (it had just a little bit which was just right).  The writer did a superb job drawing the reader (me) into the story and keeping the reader’s attention (I stayed up late reading it).”The Avid Reader 

“I loved every bit of this book and could not put it down until the end.  I can’t wait to read book 2!”Riley Amos Westbrook

“The whole tone reminded me of a New England Gothic ghost story. You know, like those classic ones everyone has heard of like “The Woman in White” etc. And I loved this kind of atmosphere that the author created. My favorite part was when Kat and Evan traveled back in time. It totally reminded me of my favorite episodes of Charmed whenever they had a time-travel episode.”Book Vlogger Lainey at GingerReadsLainey

“This was a fun paranormal story with lots of action packed into every page. There are ghosts, a family curse, an unsolved murder, and time travel. So much stuff, but it never felt tangled or rushed.”Sarah at Workaday Reads

“I totally enjoyed it. It’s only 243 pages, so not long at all, and it’s fast paced. It doesn’t take long into the book for things to happen and Kat is an endearing character. You almost feel bad for her because man, the lengths she goes to so she can be “normal” are kind of extraordinary. I also had zero idea who was behind the curse and I liked that- this book kept me on my toes!”Sara’s Organized Chaos 

THE GIRL WHO IGNORED GHOSTS has an interesting new take on ghosts, possession, reincarnation, etc. The ambiance the author created was very haunting and fit well with the characters and plot. Curses, family powers and responsibilities, and unrequited love are some of the themes within THE GIRL WHO IGNORED GHOSTS.”a delightful and nostalgia-filled romp through time in more ways than one.The Bibliophilic Book Blog

“It was a lively story with vivid characters.  I cannot wait until the second one.”Book Reviews and Wallpapers

“If you like your supernatural stories with a side of mystery this is definitely an awesome read!”Pink Fluffy Hearts

“What kept me reading in the beginning, and what makes the book so special to me, are the quirks. The humor definitely adds a lot of relief necessary to relax the tension in the novel, and in the beginning, helped give space to digest the mythology that Kat was explaining.”—We Live and Breathe Books 

“I love that every character has a tie or link to some element of the mystery surrounding the murders and ultimately, in finding out the truth.”Reading Lark 

“I highly recommend this book to readers who believe in ghosts and fall head over heels in love with an appetizing mystery.”Rin at Undercovers

“Thank goodness this is a series–I can’t wait!”Mallory Heart Reviews 

“This book definitely has a creep factor so make sure not to sleep alone…or in the dark. Since the mystery/paranormal element is so intriguing it was hard to put this book down. I highly recommend you try this one if your are into mystery books with a spin of the paranormal.”Book Bite Reviews

“The author, K.C. Tansley, does an exceptional job articulating her ideas and putting pen to paper. She kept the dynamics simple and it worked. Well done!! I can’t wait to see where “The Unbelievables” lead us next!”Hooked on Books

“It was thrilling to once again read a book I couldn’t put down! I had goose-bumps from the first chapter to the last.”I’d So Rather Be Reading 

“The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts was a FANTASTIC mystery. I loved it enough to sacrifice a significant amount of sleep so I could finish it. The writing was strong, the characters were very well-developed, and the plot was all kinds of twisty, yet it made sense and came to a good conclusion. Tansley also proved that she’s quite skilled with pacing and deft foreshadowing. That’s the kind of book I like!”The Dragon’s Nook

“There’s a general creepiness to the island and the details of the mysterious, bloody murder. There’s a sense of suspense, as well, that kept me interested.” Bibliophile Support Group

“When reading this I felt like I was right with them [Kat and Evan] investigating and trying to figure out what happened. She [K.C. Tansley] describes the castle and the rooms in it so beautifully, I honestly felt like I was there…I do have to say that this a great book and I want everyone to pick it up!”Northern Belle Bookworm

“Those who like time travel, the paranormal, mystery, witchcraft, and light romance will enjoy this book.  Four stars for the style, the characters, the story, and the execution of the plot. This is a great book.”Ramblings of an Avid Reader

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